Category Archives: Australia & Oceania

A History of India (Blackwell History of the World)

This new edition of Burton Stein’s classic A History of India builds on the success of the original to provide an updated narrative of the development of Indian society, culture, and politics from 7000 BC to the present. New edition … Continue reading

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Subantarctic Wilderness: Macquarie Island

A tiny speck of land caught between Australia and Antarctica, Macquarie Island is as remote and rugged as it is beautiful. Despite its small size, for huge numbers of seals, penguins, and albatrosses this raw, elemental landscape is a sanctuary, … Continue reading

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Arctic Peoples (Native America)

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Te Puna – A New Zealand Mission Station: Historical Archaeology in New Zealand (Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology)

Evangelical missionary societies have been associated with the processes of colonisation throughout the globe, from India to Africa and into the Pacific. In late 18th-century Britain, the Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East (CMS) began its missionary ventures, … Continue reading

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The Malays (The Peoples of South-East Asia and the Pacific)

Just who are ‘the Malays’? This provocative study poses the question and considers how and why the answers have changed over time, and from one region to another. Anthony Milner develops a sustained argument about ethnicity and identity in an … Continue reading

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Koala: Origins of an Icon

In this fascinating story of the koala, the ecology, behavior, and history of this extraordinary animal are explored, as well as ongoing threats to its existence, such as disease and habitat loss, and the controversial debate about how to best … Continue reading

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The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia

This is the only comprehensive account of all eight species in the genus Adansonia. It describes the historical background from the late Roman period to the present. It covers the extraordinary variety of economic uses of baobabs, famous trees, folk … Continue reading

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Just Tell Them I Survived: Women in Antarctica

This collection of interviews celebrates women’s participation in national and private expeditions to Antarctica. From the first women scientists to visit Macquarie Island in 1959 to contemporary explorers, this book presents the deep-seated longings of women to join Antarctic expeditions, … Continue reading

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A Military History of Australia

A Military History of Australia provides a detailed chronological narrative of Australia’s wars across more than two hundred years, set in the contexts of defence and strategic policy, the development of society and the impact of war and military service … Continue reading

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Vietnam Firebases 1965-73: American and Australian Forces (Fortress)

Impressive in terms of scale and structure, the Fire Support Base became a dominant element in ground maneuver during the Vietnam War. Initially a mobile base, it soon evolved into a semi-permanent and more sophisticated fortress as a result of … Continue reading

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